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      Grand Rapids, MI 49503

      Low Testosterone Clinic in Grand Rapids, MI

      Low Testosterone Clinic Grand Rapids MI

      Testosterone is the male hormone that is responsible for developing the testes during puberty. It contributes to male attributes such as facial hair and a deepened voice while affecting a man's libido and even his mood.

      Symptoms of Low-Testosterone (Low-T)

      After the age of 30, a man's testosterone levels naturally begin to decrease. This regression is usually gradual and spread out over the rest of his life. In some cases though, the levels drop rapidly, which leads to a host of symptoms. Some of these may include:

      • Clinical depression
      • Decreased strength due to depleted muscle mass
      • Diminished sexual desire
      • Erectile dysfunction
      • Less energy
      • Less semen during ejaculation
      • Loss of bone density which will appear as a loss of height
      • Obesity, type 2 diabetes, or problems with your thyroid
      • Testicle shrinkage or numbness in the testicles
      • Weaker erections

      Causes of Low Testosterone (Low-T)

      Low testosterone in the testes can occur due to several reasons:

      • Aging
      • Cancer therapy in response to testicular cancer
      • Contracting the mumps in puberty or adulthood leads to an inflammation of the testes
      • Genetic conditions such as a chromosome abnormality
      • Injury to the testicles
      • Undescended testicles
      Low Testosterone Doctor Grand Rapids MI

      When low testosterone is a result of a condition in the pituitary gland or the hypothalamus, doctors may seek out one of the following:

      • A decrease in blood flow to the pituitary gland or hypothalamus
      • A malformed hypothalamus
      • Damage to the pituitary gland caused by a tumor
      • The existence of the HIV or AIDS virus because either one may inflame the pituitary gland or hypothalamus

      Low-T Testing and Treatment

      The first test your doctor will likely perform is a check to determine where your testosterone levels are at. In some cases, they may already be dangerously low before any of the more serious symptoms have become apparent.

      Treatment can include testosterone replacement or stimulation of the pituitary gland to re-establish normal production. A low testosterone doctor may also monitor your hormone levels and additionally track how your testosterone is processed.

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      Our Location

      Elite Health
      161 Ottawa Ave NW, Suite 300
      Grand Rapids, MI 49503
      Phone: (616) 226-9637

      Low-t clinic serving patients in Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids, Wyoming, Kentwood, Grandville, Walker, Comstock Park, and the surrounding Kent County, MI communities.

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